Ionia High School Alumni

Ionia, Michigan (MI)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

BRUCE MELVIN
BRUCE MELVIN
Class of 1972
Air Force, 18 Years

MUNUTIONS SPECIALIST, 16TH SPECIAL OPS HURLBURT FIELD FLORIDA
Cameron ,Clarence?
Cameron ,Clarence?
Class of 1951
Navy, 4 Years

Quartermaster 3rd class
Curt Lyons
Curt Lyons
Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years

On board CVN75 USS Harry S Truman in norfolk va. Before that was at weapons station Oceana and Cvn 71 USS T. Roosevelt. He is a weapons specialest. Builds and handles bombs missles rcokets and small arms guns and ammo.
Dennis D. McWilliams
Dennis D. McWilliams
Class of 1957
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 1982 with the birth of our son.
Dewey Burke
Dewey Burke
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircrew Egress Systems Repairman (ejection seats) F4C Phantom jet, Hill AFB Ogden, Utah, E-5 SSGT.
Doug Sousa
Doug Sousa
Class of 1968
Army, 40 Years

Over 40 years of service in the active Army and the Army Reserve. Retired as a CW4
Jordan Bunting
Jordan Bunting
Class of 1998
Air Force, 9 Years

Jordan is stationed out of Nevada. He is currently serving his third tour in Iraq.
Karol Stauff
Karol Stauff
Class of 1975
Army, 5 Years

Soil Engineer - S. Korea and Ft. Lewis, WA
Keith Sousa
Keith Sousa
Class of 1971
Army, 35 Years

Army - 12 1/2 Years
Army Reserves - 22 1/2 Years
Ken Owens
Ken Owens
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 18 Years

Am currently stationed in Jacksonville, NC. Plan on retiring here in 2 years.
Kurt M. Stauff
Kurt M. Stauff
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Mine Warfare - Master Chief
Kurt Stauff
Kurt Stauff
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy, Master Chief Mineman; still in, as of 2011, 28 years. Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command in San Diego, CA.
Kurt Stauff
Kurt Stauff
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined in 1983 as a submarine Sonar Technician and retired in 2012 as a Mineman Master Chief.
Larry Ferguson
Larry Ferguson
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Audit & Finance/ Disbursing Chief
Duty Stations: 29 Palms, San Diego, & Camp Pendleton, Ca. Kanoehe Bay, Hi., Philadelphia, Pa.
Camp Lejeune, NC., DaNang, Vietnam (2)
Rertired as E-9 MGYSGT
Lynn Harwood
Lynn Harwood
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

Radio-teletype team-chief. Viet Nam 1967-1968.
Melissa Clemins
Melissa Clemins
Class of 1998
National Guard, 11 Years

Melissa has been with the 1073rd Maint Co located in Greenville Michigan for 11 years as a 52d10 Power Generation Equip Repair. She is currently a E-5 SGT. She served in Al Asad Iraq from Oct04-Jan06. and is awaiting another deploy in 08.
Michael Steward
Michael Steward
Class of 1989
Army, 10 Years

Michael entered the Army in the summer of 1989. He did his Basic Training at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. and his AIT at Ft. Lee, Va. Michael was stationed in Germany from 1990-1994. From there, he deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm. Michael returned to the United States in 1994 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wa., where he remained until his discharge in 1999.
Patrick Stamsen
Patrick Stamsen
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

1966-1970 SGT USAF Jet Engine Mech : engine test cell & aircraft run-up certified on the :F4C /R4C Phaetom Jet
Rex Powell
Rex Powell
Class of 1960
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Two years active duty at Ft. Sill,OK mostly as a Field Artillery gunnery instructor. Reserve duty with 442nd Artillery Group, Lansing, 394th Ordnance Battalion, Ames, IA, and 2070th USAR School, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Retired as LTC,
Richard Franklin Foster
Richard Franklin Foster
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Medic
Robert Boyden
Robert Boyden
Class of 1972
Navy, 3 Years

Boiler tech 3rd class USS Joesph DE 1078
Scott L. Thelen
Scott L. Thelen
Class of 1991
Army, 16 Years

Scott is currently attending an Army school, in preperation for another tour in Iraq. He has been stationed in Germany, Korea 2x and Fort Sill OK. Scott was in Iraq in 2003, primarily in Baghdad
Steven Wohlscheid
Steven Wohlscheid
Class of 1969
Army, 23 Years

Army 1969-1971. Sp. 4- Vietnam. Michigan National Guard- 1974-1994- Sergeant E5.
Terry Owens
Terry Owens
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Avionics Technician and Maintenance Control Clerk. Duty Stations: Jacksonville, FL; Beaufort, SC; Cherry Point, NC; ChuLai,RVN; El Toro, CA; Yuma, AZ
Thomas lebo
Thomas lebo
Class of 2013
Navy, 1 Years

Logistics specialist
Todd Blood
Todd Blood
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Completed 20 years of Military service as an Aviation Branch Officer and AH-64 Apache Helicopter Pilot and Engineering Test Pilot. Served at numerous world wide locations including service in the Gulf War (90-91), Bosnia Conflict (95-96), and Iraqi Freedom War (2003-04).
Todd Blood
Todd Blood
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the Army Aviation Branch as an Aviation Officer and AH-64 Apache Helicopter Pilot and Engineering Test Pilot. Stationed at numerous world-wide locations including Germany, Korea, and Bosnia. Served in the Desert Shield/Storm War (1990-91) as well as the Iraqi Freedom War (2003-2004).
William Bowne
William Bowne
Class of 1956
Army, 2 Years

Drafted Dec. 1961 served 2yrs. Basic Ft. Leonard Wood. Permanent Party U.S. Army Replacement Center Ft. Leonard Wood. Spc.4

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Ionia High School Classmates

Krista Kahl
Class of '98

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School News

Class of 72 40th class reunion

The class of 1972 will be holding it's class reunion at Candlestone Resort, Belding MI on August 18, 2012 at 7pm
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Our Ionia High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Ionia High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Ionia are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!